Energy performance criteria in the Hong Kong building environmental assessment method

F. W.H. Yik, J. Burnett, P. Jones, Wai Ling Lee

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The Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (HK-BEAM), an environmental assessment method for air-conditioned office buildings, has been developed by the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) for use in Hong Kong. Two versions of the scheme have been developed; one for new office premises and the other for existing office premises. HK-BEAM embraces a variety of issues related to the global, local and indoor environments. The efficient use of electricity forms a major part of the assessment. The basis for the energy performance assessment method, and the criteria for obtaining the relevant credits are described and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-219
Number of pages13
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998


  • Building energy performance assessment
  • Commercial buildings
  • Computer simulation
  • Energy
  • Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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